Level 2 Computerised Accounting for Business QCF

What's included in the course:

  • Workbooks – Knowledge and Skills
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2016 training program
  • Telephone support
  • Email support
  • Remote support
  • Awarding Body Certificate and Sage Certificate on successful completion of course


Course Summary

  • Intended for anyone who is involved in processing financial information. 
  • Delivers a basic theory of recording and processing the accounting records legally required to be kept for every business. 
  • The course provides ideal practical training in how to use the Sage 50 accounting software to perform the basic tasks which are required on a day-to-day basis.
  • The hints and tips included show how to make use of the many time and cost saving features within the latest version of Sage accounts.
  • Ideal as progression from the Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting for Business (QCF).

R/505/1098 Banking procedures (1 credit)
M/505/1092 Principles of recording and processing financial transactions (2 credits)
A/505/1094 Principles of VAT (2 credits)
F/600/8757 Professional values and basic business legislation (1 credit)
F/601/3649 Setting up accounting software to manage accounting information (3 credits)
A/601/3651 Process routine payments and receipts using a computerised system (3 credits)
D/505/1122 Maintaining and recording the cash book (2 credits)
H/505/1123 Maintaining the journal (2 credits)

Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for the Level 2 Computerised Accounting for Business QCF course.  However, it is recommended that prospective candidates will already have basic skills in both numeracy and literacy prior to embarking on this course.
This qualification provides progression from the Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting for Business (QCF).

On successful completion of the unit, the learner will receive a certificate from the Awarding Body and also a certificate from Sage confirming their competence in the use of Sage 50 Accounts.

Benefits for Trainees:

  • Opens new doors to exciting careers in accounting
  • Start your own business
  • Work in small businesses
  • A career in bookkeeping can lead to great things
  • Update your knowledge of Sage
  • Improve your employability prospects
  • A career path into Bookkeeping or Accountancy
  • Ideal Continuing Professional Development course
  • Start your training immediately without having to wait for the new term to begin

Benefits for Employers:

  • Up-skill your workforce
  • Train key staff members in the features of the latest Sage 50 program
  • Try program before buying
  • Train staff in how to computerise manual accounts
  • Start-up businesses - teach staff to keep financial records
  • Train your employees how they can improve your company's Cash flow, Credit Control and your bottom line profitability
  • Get the most out of the Sage 50 program - 80% of Sage 50 users only use 20% of their program
  • Employers have a benchmark certificate they can use to judge an individual's ability
  • Instead of accepting an applicant's word they know the Sage Program, employers now have the certainty of a Sage certificate

Course Contents

Basic Accounting Concepts
Accounting Terminology
The Principles of VAT
Rates of VAT
Choosing a VAT Scheme
Preparing and Recording Financial Documentation
Accounting System for the Sale of Goods on Credit
Accounting System for the Purchase of Goods on Credit
The Principles of Recording and Processing Financial Transactions
Balancing the Accounts
Banking Procedures
The Cash Book (the Bank Account)
The Petty Cash Book
Understanding Control Accounts
The Journal
Reconciling the VAT Account
Professional Ethics in Finance and Accounting
Other General Business Legislation
Glossary of Accounting Terms

Setting up a New Company
Backing Up and Restoring Data
Customise your Company
How to Use Practice Data
Helpful Information for Using Sage
Tax Codes within Sage
The Ledgers and Sage Nominal Codes
Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements
Creating Customer and Supplier Account Codes and Records
Making Error Corrections and Deleting Transactions
Entering Opening Debtor Balances
Entering Opening Creditor Balances
The Use of the Journal
Making Journal Entries
Nominal Ledger Opening Balances
The Opening Trial Balance
Customer Invoices Using Batch Entry
Customer Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
Sales Invoice Day Book in Sage  
Sales Credit Day Book in Sage
Supplier Invoices Using Batch Entry
Supplier Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
Purchase Invoice Day Book in Sage
Purchase Credit Day Book in Sage
Entering Customer Receipts
Customer Receipts Report
Printing a Customer Statement
Entering Supplier Payments
Supplier Payments Report
Printing a Remittance Advice
Process Bank Transactions Not in Customers or Suppliers Ledgers
Transferring Money Between Bank Accounts
Recurring Entries
Bank Reconciliation
Printing a Bank Statement
Petty Cash Transactions
Reconciling the Petty Cash Account
The Trial Balance
Errors in the Trial Balance and Bad Debt Write Off
Maintaining the Security of Data
Types of Back Up and Storage
Setting a System Password
Exporting Data and Linking to Other Systems
Introduction to Discounts
Customer Trade and Bulk Discounts
Customer Settlement Discount
Supplier Settlement Discount
Customer Receipts and Supplier Payments with Discounts
Credit Limits and Letters for Credit Control
Contra Entries
Private Use of Business Goods
The Introduction and Purchase of Fixed Assets
Budget Control
Producing Sales Invoices

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